National and regional society cooperation

ERS HERMES examinations

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ERS HERMES examinations provide national and regional societies with a variety of opportunities to implement European-standard assessment and training, either through the annual 3-hour examination held at the ERS International Congress (adult or paediatric exams), the 3-hour examination held at a venue in Asia (paediatric exam only), or via locally organised learning sessions for local trainees and doctors (currently adult exams only).

Implementing ERS HERMES examinations in your institution

If you think that your society/university/institution could benefit from implementing the ERS HERMES examination as part of their educational activities, please contact us for more information.

Upcoming national/regional society events

Current collaborations

Adult respiratory medicine

National/regional society How they use the ERS HERMES exam
Switzerland (SGP)                       European Diploma examination is a mandatory part of the national exit examination for final-year trainees. Delivery of HERMES examination self-assessment course will take place at the 2019 SGP Congress in Montreaux, Switzerland (8 May 2019).
Germany (DGP) Delivery of HERMES examination self-assessment course for local participants is delivered since 2015, during the DGP annual congress.
France (SPLF) European Diploma examination is an optional part of the national exit examination for final-year trainees.
India (ICS) European Diploma examination delivered in India in collaboration with the Indian Chest Society. The HERMES examination in adult respiratory medicine will take place on Saturday 08 December 2019 in Kolkata. To register for this exam, please log into myERS. Candidates can only attend one ERS HERMES examination in one examination year - i.e 12 months following the ERS HERMES exam held at the ERS International Congress.
Ireland (RCPI) Trainees are encouraged to sit the European Diploma or In-training examination.

Paediatric respiratory medicine

National/regional society How they use the ERS HERMES exam
Asia (APPS) European Diploma examination delivered in Asia in collaboration with APPS since 2016. The next HERMES examination in paediatric respiratory medicine will be announced next year 2020. Please email APPS directly to register for this examination: apps.medisociety@gmail.com. Candidates can only attend one ERS HERMES examination in one examination year - i.e 12 months following the ERS HERMES exam held at the ERS International Congress.
Switzerland (SGPP) European Diploma examination is a mandatory part of the exit examination for final-year trainees.
Ireland (RCPI) European Diploma examination is a requirement for completion of paediatric respiratory fellowship.
Italy (SIMRI) 3 scholarships per year are given to sit the HERMES examination.                                                                                                                                                    

If your national society, university or hospital uses the ERS HERMES examination and would like to add it to the above list, please contact us.